MetroPCS Selling the ZTE Score M Starting Today
MetroPCS began selling the ZTE Score M via its web site today for $49.99 after mail-in rebate. The ZTE Score is a variant of the Score sold by Cricket Wireless. MetroPCS's version has a slightly larger battery and is slightly thicker, though other features remain unchanged. The Score M is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone with a 600MHz processor, 3.5-inch HVGA display, accelerometer, 3.2-megapixel camera with video capture, and Wi-Fi.
Hands-On with the ZTE Score for Cricket
The Score for Cricket is ZTE's first smartphone for the US. If the primary factor in your purchasing decision is price, the Score is hard to beat, coming in at only $150 full retail price, and $90 after instant discount.
ZTE Prepping Action Against Commerce Department Ban
ZTE today said it is preparing to take "certain actions" within the scope of U.S. law to fight the Commerce Department's ban against the company.
Cricket Leaps Into Target Stores Starting Sunday
Leap Wireless today announced that its Cricket-branded cellular service will be sold at 1,600 Target stores starting Sunday, April 22. The move marks a major retail expansion for Cricket, which will offer its normal and Muve Music plans.
ZTE Says It has Ceased Most Business Functions After Ban
ZTE has all but shut down in the wake of a government-issued ban that prevents U.S. companies from selling ZTE hardware or software.
Cricket Scores Distribution Deal with Amazon.com
Cricket Wireless today announced that its phones and services can now be ordered from Amazon.com. Cricket said that the Samsung Vitality and the ZTE Score Android phones will be available first, both of which are compatible with its Muve Music plans.